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The Appeal to Emotion

Nov 7, 2012 6:25:23 AM
Nov 10, 2012 5:09:35 AM
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This morning, I posted my latest video, a difficult-to-watch piece called “Burn Victims” (Click HERE to view). As I expected, some in the atheist community (again) allege that my use of harsh imagery and an atmospheric soundtrack is "religious" in its appeal to emotion. So (again), I'll address the allegation. "Burn Victims" presents the facts about the nature of burn injuries and about the specific biblical reference in Matthew 25 describing Hell. The information is solid, fact-checked ...

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You Matter

Nov 5, 2012 9:48:56 AM
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Been really reflective about TTA lately. Might have something to do with being a bit under the weather (less sleep + diminished physical and mental resistance = babbling like Dr. Phil).  But I've been examining my efforts here, on the podcasts and in the video production room, asking myself, "What are you trying to accomplish?" The answer has many layers. TTA provides me the opportunity to connect with, give support to and receive support from those swimming against the religious tide. It (...

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Bibleman!

Nov 2, 2012 4:28:46 AM
Nov 2, 2012 4:37:30 AM
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No, it's not satire. It's a legitimate show targeted (of course) to young children. It's called Bibleman.  (Click HERE to check out an episode, but keep your nausea medication handy.)    The original incarnation of Bibleman starred Willie Aames. Yeah, one of the middle children on the classic TV show "Eight is Enough." Robert T. Schlipp took over from 2003-2011. The plot line is priceless: Miles Peterson was a man who had it all. Wealth, status, success. Still, there was something missing;...

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100,000!

Oct 24, 2012 8:54:03 AM
Oct 24, 2012 9:01:01 AM
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On this day of 100,000 YouTube subscribers (cheers, folks!), allow me a moment to say thanks to some very, very important people.      MEG Your whip-smart, intelligent and often riotously funny posts/comments have made the TTA pages even more enjoyable.  Your blog materials on the main website (ala the Hitler and Islam posts) are thick with information and provide solid ammunition for all of us in the fight against crazy, superstitious nonsense.   And having you here as co-admin has 1)...

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Why Can't You Just Respect My Beliefs?

Oct 23, 2012 7:50:11 AM
Oct 23, 2012 7:50:32 AM
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It was inevitable that the theist brigade, the God Warriors, the apologist acrobats would find my latest video about the Creation Museum. And again, I'm simply stunned at the number of times these people trod out the same arguments.  The most prevalent protest runs along the lines of, "Why can't atheists just respect my beliefs?" FOR THE RECORD, FOLKS. A belief doesn't automatically earn respect just because you hold it. James Randi put it best when he said, "No amount of belief makes someth...

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Myths About Islam

Sep 23, 2012 9:42:45 AM
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Another contribution from guest-blooger Meg on the issue of Islam.  Worth reading and sharing.  -Seth____I wanted to clear up a couple of wide-spread myths as well as share this video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1lZnXUe0qY  Only 0.8% of the US population is Muslim. European countries have much larger Muslim populations, however Muslims still constitute a tiny minority within the general populace. There are about 1.2 billion (with a "b") Muslims on this planet. The voices you hear from...

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Ten Questions About God

Sep 19, 2012 7:26:52 AM
Sep 19, 2012 10:49:50 AM
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As a former Christian, I look back upon my religious days with a genuine fascination.  What governed my thinking?  How did I approach, examine, rationalize and ultimately accept the tenets of Christianity?  How well did I really know my bible?  Was I examining those verses with a rational mind?  Did I practice my faith or merely give it lip service?  How far would I have been willing to go if God had tested me like so many of the characters in scripture? Did I really believe what I beli...

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Islam Must Be Scrutinized

Sep 14, 2012 2:15:11 PM
Sep 14, 2012 2:22:22 PM
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My friend and fellow activist Maryam Namazie posted this today.  It's worth your time to read and watch. -Seth______ Dear Friend,The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain would like to make public its support for Tom Holland’s Channel 4 documentary 'Islam: The Untold Story."  We are indignant to learn that due to threats made on Holland, Channel 4 has cancelled a repeat screening of the historical inquiry into the origins of Islam similar to the kind of inquiry that has been applied to other r...

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9-11-12: Don't Let Cynicism Win The Day

Sep 11, 2012 6:34:42 AM
Sep 11, 2012 7:17:43 AM
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My hope on this 9/11 anniversary is that we do not let cynicism win the day.  For every one of us who remembers vividly those dark events and again feel the cold chill and the muted grief over the memory of the dead and wounded, there are who will mock and jest, assert that the attack was a non-event, or worse yet, it was deserved. In my mind, I see the attacks of September 11th to be the ultimate faith-based initiative, religion once again motivating humans to destroy each other to appease ...

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The Drama Free Zone

Sep 6, 2012 8:54:04 AM
Sep 6, 2012 8:56:56 AM
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I have this thing I say around the house from time to time...as a reminder to Natalie and the kids that our home is a safe place, a peaceful place, a haven free from chaos and craziness.  I call our home a D.F.Z. - Drama Free Zone. And I have this little sign on my home office desk. Drama feeds on itself. It's a self-replicating virus that spreads exponentially unless checked early. It also causes great damage that, in many cases, cannot be undone.  Whoever said that "Sticks and stones may...

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